Exploring Longterm Trends in Social Attitudes and Crime

20 May 2015
Computer Lab 2.88, Humanities Bridgeford Street, University of Manchester

Exploring why change takes place and the implications of both changes and stability is of growing importance for social scientists. Yet the limited availability of datasets which enable these sorts of analyses hampers efforts.

This free one-day workshop will introduce a series of linked datasets which will enable analysts to explore long runs of repeated cross-sectional datasets such as the British Social Attitudes Survey, the British Crime Survey and the British Election Survey, as well as macro-level datasets. The datasets have been collated as part of an on-going ESRC-funded project exploring long-term trends in social attitudes, government policies and crime since the 1970s.

Although training will not be given on these techniques during this workshop, the datasets are suitable for those wishing to explore trends in social attitudes and crime (fear; victimisation attitudes towards) employing multiple linear and binary regression models; multi-level models; time series models; and age-period-cohort models. The datasets will be available in both SPSS and Stata formats and the training day reflects this.

More information about the project is available at http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/law/research/projects/crimetrajectories


To find out more about the datasets please email Stephen Farrall

The workshop staff include: Stephen Farrall (University of Sheffield); Emily Gray (University of Sheffield); Will Jennings (University of Southampton) and Vanessa Higgins (University of Manchester).

Time: 10am – 4pm

To book a place on this course please email booking@ukdataservice.ac.uk


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